Add Bullets in Word with the Keyboard

Edited by Thor, Jen M, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to use Hotkey keyboard shortcuts to make bullet points in a Microsoft Word 2010 document. As you can see, I've written Italy as a title, and now I want to add several bullet points to express information about Italy. Bullet points are very useful because they allow you to display information in a concise, efficient manner and not have convoluted text where the information gets lost or there's a lot to read.

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    In order to do this, we're going to use a Hotkey Shortcut
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    If we press Ctrl, Shift, and L, it will add a bullet point.
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    Now we can write about some topics that we associate with Italy
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    Food, Climate, History, Men in tight Speedos. Now we have created a section about Italy, using bullet points.
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    When you press enter, it creates a new bullet point
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    If you don't want a bullet point, press enter again and it will erase the bullet point and take you back into normal text writing. If you press enter again it will move down a line and now you can make another heading like France. We can make the text bigger by using Ctrl and the right parenthesis. We can also hit Ctrl-B to make it bold and Ctrl-You to underline it. Now we can write France and press enter.
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    Now we want to use bullet points again by pressing Ctrl Shift and L
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    We can also go to the bullet points section and there are other bullet points that we can use.
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    Here we see Recently used bullets and Bullet library
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    These are purely aesthetic and don't change anything, but they give things a different perspective if you want to make something different. Now we can choose the bullet we would like to use.
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    Now we have a different style of bullet points and we can make our list
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    The other option is to use numbered bullet points
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    There is no Hotkey shortcut for numbered bullet points. To enter a numbered bullet point, you would click where the mouse is pointing.
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    To change the style, click the arrow next to the number bullet points option
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    Now we can choose the style of the bullet points such as a, b, c or roman numerals.
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    This has been a video on how to access Bullet points using Hotkey commands
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    If you have any queries, suggestions or comments you can leave them in the box below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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